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Sanford Meisner said that, "acting is the ability to live truthfully under imaginary circumstances." In our first ten weeks together, we will work on the first half of that statement: living truthfully. Working through this series of innovative, step-by-step series of improvisational exercises will train you to be thoroughly responsive, emotionally...
Monday Sep 9th, 7pm - 9:30pm(8 sessions)
Activate your imagination and plumb the depths of your risk-taking to create forceful, personally-connected characters. Hone your emotional preparation while continuing to work behaviorally, moment to moment. Prerequisite: Tech 1 and instructor approval Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification after purchase.
Wednesday Sep 4th, 6pm - 8pm(16 sessions)
Break down your behavior barriers and expose a reservoir of intense and powerful emotional life. Your breakthrough to brilliant acting begins here, "living truthfully" and working moment to moment. Prerequisite: Admission by interview Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification after purchase.
Wednesday Sep 4th, 8pm - 10pm(16 sessions)
Work intensely with another actor within the structure of two-person scenes and unleash deeply personal, imaginative and organic work. This is the bridge between Meisner technique and text work. Prerequisite: Tech 1, 2, 3 Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification after purchase.
Saturday Sep 7th, 10am - 1pm(8 sessions)
In this level, we will begin to explore ‘imaginary circumstances.’ New elements will be added to the exercises that will work to broaden your imagination, exercise your faith in given circumstances and ground your acting in your own unique point of view. As you continue this work through the advanced exercises, we will begin to show...
Wednesday Sep 11th, 1pm - 3:30pm(8 sessions)
Deepen your work, expand your craft and connect. In this repeatable advanced scene study class, you will be given the opportunity to work on two scenes utilizing all of the tools you learned in Levels 1-4. Practice personalization, script analysis, emotional preparation, particularization and impediments all while honing your ability to work off...
Saturday Sep 14th, 1pm - 3:30pm(8 sessions)
Here we will give you the interpretive tools you’ll need to put all your Meisner training into practice in the real world. You will learn how to read a script with the precision and dexterity of a surgeon, discover how to make active choices that work for you, and unlock your ability to personalize the given circumstances of the plays you work on....
Friday Sep 13th, 10am - 12:30pm(8 sessions)
Agency Theater Collective Co-Artistic Director Jack Schultz mixes writing exercises, movement exercises, improvisation, and elements of the Meisner technique to help students find the first act of their new solo performance. Informed by his experience creating and touring his solo show I’m Falling In Love All The Time, Jack creates a safe environment...
Thursday Sep 12th, 2pm - 4:30pm(8 sessions)
Acting is an emotional art form, yet as Meisner told us, ‘acting is not emoting.’ So how do we deepen our emotional life without becoming indulgent, self-conscious actors? How do we meet the emotional demands of the script without faking anything? Level 3 has the answers. For ten weeks you will be guided through a series of exercises specifically...
Wednesday Sep 11th, 10am - 12:30pm(8 sessions)
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The Accelerated Meisner Program is designed for actors who wish to deepen their craft in an immersive and comprehensive training experience. Spend 10 weeks, three days a week, breaking through your own barriers. Lead by Green Shirt Studio co-founders Andrew Gallant and Sommer Austin, you will systematically work through Sanford...
Channel all your work and learning into the world of a play. Make bold choices with high stakes that create dynamic relationships, truthful living, and complex and compelling characters within dramatic structure. Prerequisite: Tech 1 and 2 Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification after purchase.
From time to time we offer free Meisner workshops as an excellent way for you to get an idea of what Meisner is all about, to see what we are like as teachers, and to find out if Meisner training is for you. In this free acting workshop, Sanford Meisner’s innovative, step-by-step series of improvisational exercises will train you to be thoroughly...
An intensive workshop for the young working actor where through the exercises of the Meisner Technique, the young actor will learn to focus on the other person, work moment-to-moment, tap into strong emotional life through behavior- based acting. This workshop is for Grades 9-12. Note: School will reach out with a final interview call for verification...
Authenticity is an essential tool for any actor, but one especially necessary when you work in Chicago. Meisner Technique teaches the actor how to live in the moment and to respond truly, deeply, spontaneously. It is not for the faint-of-heart - Meisner Technique is an emotionally demanding series of interdependent exercises designed to get you out...